So, my first flea market experience wasn't all that bad. It wasn't like the big grubby sales at the drive-in's that are held every weekend.
This was a once-a-year, one-day event, held in the parking lot of a nearby church.
There were 20 sellers beside a large sales area taken up by the church selling donations, food, and fund raising crafts from Africa.
Considering I didn't have any large ticket items, (my most expensive were one $10 item and a few $5 things.) $1, $2, $3, and $.25 or even $.10 were good price points.
Anyway, I sold almost everything I had and made a grand total of $145. After the $25 space fee and a hot dog, nachos, and a couple of drinks, my big profit was all of $115!
Considering the number of hours I spent getting everything ready, I wouldn't say it was worth it in terms of money.
But it did get rid of a full van of stuff, and what's left will go to Goodwill tomorrow.
I have to say the weather was pleasant and the people were nice. I was delighted to find the space next to mine was taken by a fellow artist from the mountains that I know, and another was across the way. So I had enjoyable company.
We pulled our chairs together and shared the shade of their umbrella in the afternoon.
I took plenty of change and had everything priced.
A few times someone offered less than my asking price, and I just said no. It worked everytime. They paid what I was asking. I think my prices were fair, if not on the low side.
I knew that nothing would go back into the house, so it was good.
I got the low-down on several other flea markets in the area and will probably do several next summer when I have more and better stuff to sell.
I learned that books and VCR taped movies do not sell very well. I did not take any clothes and do not intend to in the future.
But I had three fancy hats and they all went quickly.
So that's the flea market report for the year.
I will get back to putting thing in the garage boxes when winter comes.
Maybe I can talk Craig into doing the same.
403 days, or 1 year, 2 months, 30 days to go.
1000 miles on the treadmill,
Total walked = 185 miles
Someday I will be hiking 1000 miles in National Parks!